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Body found in burned home, under investigation as a homicide

Deceased person found at site of structure fire on Cheyenne Blvd.
Posted at 7:47 PM, May 10, 2021

COLORADO SPRINGS — Just before 6 p.m. Monday, the Colorado Springs Fire Department responded to a house fire on West Cheyenne Rd. in the southwest side of the city.

Firefighters were able to quickly extinguish the blaze but as they did, a body found inside the home.

Details on what started the fire have not been released, nor do we know if the person was dead before the fire was started.

The Colorado Springs Police department is handling the case as a suspected homicide until further information is available.

Police said the El Paso County Coroner will determine the official cause and manner of death.

Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to call the Colorado Springs Police Department at (719) 444-7000; or if you wish to remain anonymous, you may call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at (719) 634- STOP (7867) or 1-800-222-8477.